One downside of the construction process is the mass exodus of wildlife that had previously resided on the property. After living in our new home for a few months I found our acreage ripe with trees but devoid of birds. On my neighborhood walks with our dogs I would spot birds of every size and color flitting about. But not at our house. So I took matters into my own hands and promptly bought a large bag of premium bird food and hung a feeder.
For several weeks I expectantly monitored the food levels for signs of activity, but was always left disappointed. And then it happened. This guy showed up to try the buffet being served.
After deciding that this was a good location, worthy of full-time habitation, he called for his lady friend and began setting up house. She brought a little friend with her for company and daily gossip.
This one crashed the party, and lingers near the food source more often than the new residents really like.
Wondering what the fuss was all about, this brute force came by to ensure the peace was being kept.
And this guy probably needs go incognito, STAT!
But by far, my favorite new guests on the property are a group of fox kits who have a comfy den in our large oak tree. This little guy poked his head out to say hello to me.
Our bird feeder is now a hotspot for bird socials, the hummingbird feeder is abuzz with activity every morning, horses walk the trails behind us, and deer and foxes are aplenty in the high brush. I’d say our little wilderness family is fairly complete.